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Directed byWim Wenders
Produced byChris Sievernich [de]
StarringWim Wenders (narrator)
Chishū Ryū
Yuharu Atsuta
Werner Herzog
Music byLaurent Petitgand
CinematographyEdward Lachman
Edited bySolveig Dommartin
Jon Neuburger
Wim Wenders
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
CountriesUnited States
West Germany

Tokyo-Ga is a 1985 documentary film (shot in spring 1983) about filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu directed by Wim Wenders. The film ranges from explicit focus on Ozu's filmmaking—Wenders interviews Ozu's regular cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and one of Ozu's favorite actors, Chishū Ryū—to scenes of contemporary Tokyo such as pachinko and plastic food displays. Wenders introduces the film as a "diary on film."[1] It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  1. Reflections on Ozu
  2. Tokyo
  3. The center of the world
  4. Chishū Ryū
  5. Mu
  6. Amusements
  7. Wax food
  8. Searching for images
  9. Trains
  10. Yuharu Atsuta
  11. A good-bye


  1. ^ "THE SCREEN: 'TOKYO-GA'". April 26, 1985. Retrieved July 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tokyo-Ga". Retrieved 2009-07-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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